Edit an Autodesk Inventor iPart or iAssembly with Excel

24 Aug, 2012 By: Alex Karan

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Have you been stymied when trying to edit an iPart or iAssembly via spreadsheet? Try this trick to modify the registry key.

Editor's Note: This tutorial courtesy of IMAGINiT Technologies.

This tutorial is for Autodesk Inventor users who run the 64-bit version of Windows 7. When working in Autodesk Inventor, you may encounter the following issue: You select an iPart or iAssembly in the browser, right-click, and select "Edit via Spreadsheet," but Excel does not open. There's no error message, however, and Inventor continues working.

Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. In order to solve this issue, you will have to modify the registry key by exporting this key, modifying it using Notepad, and importing it back into the Registry Editor.

1. Open the Registry Editor: Click the Windows Start button, type "regedit" into the Search field, and click on "regedit.exe"

2. Once you're in the Registry Editor, select key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{ 00024500-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}, right-click and export, and save it with "filename.reg"

3. Open the exported file in Notepad (right-click and edit). Delete "wow6432node" from every line and save.

4. Right-click on the modified reg file and select function "Merge" back to Registry Editor.

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